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Jan 11

Why Do I Have to Pay for a Rate Lock Extension?

Why Do I Have to Pay for a Rate Lock Extension?

Here’s the scoop: mortgage rates are determined by mortgage bond prices.  Mortgage bonds trade in what’s known as a “To Be Announced” (TBA) market.  When you commit to a rate lock, the lender is agreeing to deliver your mortgage to the bond investor within 30 days, 45 days, etc.  That’s where rate lock timeframes come from.  So in essence, bond investors are trading empty buckets of mortgages that are scheduled to be filled within certain timeframes.  (For a current look at the mortgage bond market, see our Live Market

Sep 20

Yuma Real Estate Market Update September 2016

Yuma Real Estate Market Update September 2016

Across the nation, real estate headlines are all talking about lack of inventory.  In many markets around the US, there are simply not enough homes for sale to meet demand.  That creates a seller’s market, and leads to rising home prices.  How does that affect Yuma Arizona?  At first glance, the numbers look pretty promising for Yuma County.  In the first 8 months of the year, we sold 1,675 units.  That’s an average of 209 homes per month.  Based on the current inventory, there is a 6.45 month supply

Jun 2

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How will I know how much I can qualify for? A.A Loan Officer can work with you to get you qualified BEFORE you look for a home. Based upon information you present to the Loan Officer at the loan application, they will determine the approximate amount of money that you will be allowed to borrow. You will be "pre-qualified" for that loan amount. By allowing your Loan Officer to run your credit report and verify your assets and income, your loan application can be submitted to the

Jun 2

Mortgage Glossary

I know sometimes it sounds like mortgage companies are talking in a different language. I hope the following definitions will help you to decipher some of what you hear. Appraisal An expert opinion on the value of a property Annual Percentage Rate This is not the note rate applied for, but rather is a government mandated formula that shows the cost of the loan in a yearly rate by using the note rate plus certain other upfront costs ARM Loan Adjustable Rate Mortgage. Mortgage characterized by an interest